Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Storm Rolls Away

Sky Watch Friday.
The Sky Clears

It had been raining for most of the morning while we were bird watching (birding). It was lunch time, so we drove to the beach and sat in the rain, watching the waves crash in, and ate our lunch in the 4Runner. By the time we had finished dessert, the sky was clearing. We pretty much had the beach to ourselves. I guess the rain scared everyone off. The tide had been steadily going out and revealing the treasures of the sea left behind on the beach.


Texas Beach - Gulf of Mexico

Treasures left behind by High Tide and the Storm
Near High Island, Texas



There is always beauty and sometimes....
Something valuable....
Something interesting....
Something collectible....
And for some, maybe something disgusting....

Leave a comment and let us know what interesting things you have found on the beach.

What is your favorite beach?
We never saw a beach that we didn't like.


For other SWF posts,
see The SkyWatch site here.


Troy and Martha

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73 comments:

Bradley Myers said...

Good capture, I am a little jealous. You get to go the the beach and we are bundled up in the cold.

Yen said...

WOW! What a beautiful capture!

Petunia said...

Very nice! Love the colours on the beach agains the sky!

Susan said...

I love beach collecting too. Sea glass used to be my favourite, but that's getting harder to find now that the world has switched to plastic (blah!)

I loved your post; thank you for sharing the beautiful photos!

Mary said...

Oh, that looks wonderful, especially when enlarged. I love to collect shells and beach glass, when we go "down the shore," as we call it in New Jersey. :)

Namnet said...

Wonderful photo. I love its atmosphere.
I like every beach which is clean (no litter or so) and is not crowded:-)
Happy skywatching.

Quiet Paths said...

Isn't that the truth on never visiting a beach which didn't speak to me in some way. Very lovely photo, sir.

Max-e said...

Sounds like it was one of those treasured moments. My favourite beach is at the Maitland River Mouth. I have done some posts on it. Btw great shot.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Land-locked as I have been for most of my life, I haven't visited very many beaches. However, I did vacation in Nassau back in the 70's and fell in love with Emerald Beach. Beautiful green water, clear as crystal, it was... at least in those days.

Lovely Sky/Land/Water Watch photo.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Troy and Martha,
You have lots of storms, good thing is that they give nice sky's. hope you are safe?

Here is mine:
www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

greetings JoAnn's D Eyes

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Nature. Nice shot.
Good text.

Sandradb said...

Magnificent picture - and I don't remember that I ran on a beach I didn't like.

Photo Cache said...

beautiful landscape.

fishing guy said...

Troy: What a neat photo of the empty beach and the cloudy sky.

naturglede said...

I like your beachphoto too. Nice day!

Tanya said...

Beautiful...I love the beaches on the east coast. Growing up on the west coast, I enjoy visiting as many beaches on the east coast as I can!

Catherine said...

Even under the rain, staying sat under the rain is bearable. I would easily change my rain in a big city against yours. Just to allow me to breathe.
Have a pleasant week-end, Martha and Troy

irish daisies said...

great photo ..we just got in texas a few days ago and we are enjoying it so much!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Now that was worth sticking around for!

Leedra said...

My favorite beach is St Pete Beach, Florida on the Gulf Coast.

Reluctantfarmchik said...

The beach to yourselves in a brewing storm? Sounds wonderful. Hope you stayed for the duration.

Carletta said...

Always beauty at a beach even on a bad day. I think you found a lot of beauty here after the storm!

My favorite beaches are the Outer Banks around Nags Head, NC.

said...

I got to know my downtown for this sky watch.

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo!!
Thanks for sharing!

imac said...

Great shot and Post.
Fav beach is at St Ives Cornwall, Julie (DW) collects shells and pebbles for her Art.

Carver said...

I love the shot and also what you said in the post. One of the sadder things I've seen on a beach was when I was a teen visiting my sister who lives in Nantucket, Mass. There was a dead whale on the beach. Their dog rolled on it and the smell was disgusting. I probably should have answered your question with some of the many beautiful things I've found on NC beaches where I spend a lot of time but the whale was what sprung to mind. My garden is filled with colored stones and shells I've found on the beach so I guess I'll end with something pleasant.

Kim said...

Why must you tease me with the thought of warmth? :) I love this picture, nice job!

NovaS said...

hmmmm....lovely sky... that really looks pretty warm place.. wish it will happened here in where i live sometime soon... cold weather sucks a lot!!!

check my SWF too

Migs CFL fan said...

Outstanding shot as always. I love your area of the States. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Coloradolady said...

what a picture postcard view. Lovely. Have a great weekend.

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful beach you have catched there.Have a nice day!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Hmmm... you're at the beach while the rest of us are shoveling snow and gathering firewood... haha... nice!
Beautiful photo!! How I wish I was in warmer conditions today...

~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Dewdrop said...

Troy, that's an amazing capture! It looks like a painting.

I found some live sand dollars... that was cool. I have found lots of sea life, actually; used to live by the beach... lots of treasures.

Darla said...

Love that tall grass under the sky!

babooshka said...

I got the beach everyday but not as open as this.

nina said...

I can almost feel that sunshine on the sand.

Nina at Nature Remains

dAwN said...

I love looking on the ground when I go to the beach...treasures for sure..
best beach...humm ..I love them all...we just left Assateague Island..great beach ..no one there this time of year.

Bob Johnson said...

Great shot, I love beaches, again don't see many here is Saskatchewan, I have found some interesting seashells before as a kid.

Grammy said...

I love your photo. The weather is something else this year. it amazes me how no sky picture is ever the same. Happy swf
Grammy

Scotty Graham said...

nice scenic, Troy....didn't know they had such nice beaches in Texas...

alicesg said...

Very lovely photo for SWF. Have a nice weekend.

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

You are lucky to have sand and sun, it's just cold here in the Ozarks. Beautiful capture!

Tabib said...

Lovely picture and words too!
Happy SW Friday!

Shinade said...

Well since I am originally from Texas I love the Gulf also. B

Oh my you did get a lovely picture. And judging by all of your comments I am very late.

I absolutely love the sky in this picture. What a great shot. I will have to remember next week to make my post much earlier.

Happy SWF:-)))

TCKK said...

I love the beach. Probably the one I've spent the most time at is Myrtle Beach in November. My in-laws go down for the month almost every year. We went down for about 7-10 days 3 or 4 years in a row to be with them. Now with my oldest in high school we won't leave for that long because it's too hard for her. But I would spend hours walking on that beach and looking for shells and just enjoying myself. Usually I would be one of the 1st people on the beach each morning. I found all kinds of shells, but one of the most beautiful things I found was a sea urchin. When you put them in bleach they have the most delicate shell inside.
Thanks for sharing your photo with us.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

This photo is literally glowing! Just beautiful :)

My favorite beach is on Edisto Island, SC. We always camp there and we feel like we're shipwrecked on a deserted island.

Happy Sky Watch Friday!
Lisa
New Mexico, USA

Allison said...

Beautiful Post! It's absolutely gorgeous:)

Thanks for sharing!

Lew said...

Beautiful place! I would say my favorite beach was Barbados, Atlantic side.

Linda Reeder said...

It's always good to see the sky clearing after a storm.

T and S said...

That's a beautiful capture and perfectly composed as well.

P-TER said...

Belgium has a coast line of 40 miles and is a large range. At nicely weather of it come a lot of people happen complete Europe to the belgiumbeach. For this reason I don't go to the sea. I go only at less weder. I live there on 15 miles.
Your photograph is beautiful!
Happy skywatching.
Gr.
P-TER

AphotoAday said...

Super shot... Nice point of view...

Vic said...

wow! nice one! :)

The Good Life in Virginia said...

lovely and tranquil shot...
have a wonderful weekend.

Michael Palmer said...

Great capture - South Padre is my fav beach

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I'm with you, I have never been to a beach I didn't like and now I really miss the sea. Nice capture

Mckay K said...

Very pretty capture. I never saw a beach I didn't like either. I don't have a favorite. I just love being on the beach.

Enigma said...

Oh I like treasures! Great beach shot.

indicaspecies said...

That is a neat photo of a beach displaying treasures of the sea.

I have quite a few favorites and some of them are in the west coastal regions of India.

- celine
My SWF is at:
http://indicaspecies.blogspot.com

Small City Scenes said...

What a great shot. MB

indicaspecies said...

Oops..apologies. I meant at:
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

Daryl said...

I have not been to the beach in so long I cant even remember when it was.. but as a teen I spent every day of summer vacation at ''Section 10 near the pole'' at Orchard Beach in the Bronx!

Great shot .. that beach is nothing like Orchard Be. then or now ..

:-Daryl

VRH said...

The picture of the beach is wonderful. I never get to an ocean or a lake so it's fantastic to have people like you help show what a beautiful world we live in. I just started blogging, so I have a lot to learn and I'm glad your blog was one of the first I visited. I do have one SkyWatch Friday picture up and going that you can see. Thanks again for all of your photos and entries. VRH

becky voyles said...

My fave beach is Eva Beach, in Hawaii!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful! wish I was there :)

Wren said...

I always like the beach when it's somewhat deserted. And right before or after a storm the air feels magical, whether you're at a beach or not.

Great photos - happy skywatch!

Digital Polaroids said...

Amazing, just like the "old West".

storyteller said...

What a lovely stretch of deserted beach … just the way I like to walk it ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Rambling Woods said...

Any beach is good for me even the beaches around Lake Erie...

New Rambling Woods Site

letspaintnature.com said...

What a beautiful shot! Wonderful colors in the sky and sand.

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy, beautiful bits of beach and sky and treasures on the sand. The grasses look sharp against the stormy sky, like the teeth of a comb set on edge.

crete said...

That is a truly lovely shot. Well taken, excellent

Ray

It's Time to Live... said...

When we do get to the beach, being landlocked as we are here. We like the Oregon beaches from Astoria to New Port. Thanks for making me remember!